Patents by Inventor Lyon Wong

Lyon Wong has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11132333
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20200356527
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20180314709
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 10042851
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9639237
    Abstract: Context menus are described. In one or more implementations, an option is displayed in a user interface by a computing device, the option selectable to cause a representation of an object to be added to a context menu. In response to selection of the option, the context menu is configured by the computing device to include the representation of the object such that the representation of the object is selectable to launch the object by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Earl Washington, Lyon Wong, Aryeh N. Polsky, Tira L. Cohene, David Burg, Brendan M. Dohm, Jason A. Christensen, Adam C. Lusch
  • Publication number: 20140325380
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin j. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Patent number: 8819586
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130298051
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Patent number: 8418257
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Publication number: 20120304119
    Abstract: A file access request is received from an application. One or more file types for the file access request are identified, and one or more file hosts supporting files of the identified one or more file types are also identified. A user interface is displayed, the user interface including a hosted area. Within the hosted area, at least one of the one or more file hosts displays a portion of the user interface identifying one or more files of at least one file host that can be selected for retrieval, or one or more locations that can be selected to which the one or more files are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, David C. Fields, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Steven J. Ball, Manav Mishra, Tyler K. Beam, Robert H. Liao, Benjamin J. Karas, Matthew P. Duignan, Jensen Harris, Richard Jacob White, Lyon Wong, Dennis L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20120304283
    Abstract: A broker module of a computing device receives requests from an isolated application to access one or more items of an item source. In response to a request, storage item objects representing items of the item source are generated and returned to the isolated application for each item of the item source that the isolated application is authorized to access. Whether the isolated application is authorized to access a particular item can be based on particular item sources and/or particular item locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler K. Beam, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas, Katrina M. Blanch, Lyon Wong, Allen T. Kim, Steven J. Ball, J. Tracy Lauricella, Scott B. Graham, Manav Mishra
  • Publication number: 20120124677
    Abstract: Collection user interface techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a plurality of inputs are recognized as gestures received via interaction with a user interface to navigate through a file system of a computing device and select representations of objects managed by file system of the computing device, at least two of which are accessible via different devices. In response, copies of the representations are displayed by the computing device in a collection portion of the user interface. An option is output in conjunction with the collection portion by the computing device that is selectable to initiate a command to be performed using the objects that have corresponding representations included in the collection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Lyon Wong, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore, Rolf A. Ebeling, Manav Mishra, Jensen Harris, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Benjamin J. Karas
  • Publication number: 20120124091
    Abstract: Application file system access techniques are described. In implementations, a request is received by one or more modules via an application programming interface from an application that is executed on the computing device to access a file system of a computing device. A portion is exposed in a user interface by the one or more modules, the portion having an option that is selectable by a user to confirm that access is to be granted, the portion exposed such that the application is not aware of what is contained in the portion. Responsive to selection of the option, access is granted to the application by the one or more modules such that the application is not aware of where in the file system the access is granted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lyon Wong, Scott D. Hoogerwerf, Manav Mishra, Steven J. Ball, Samuel J. Moreau, Jensen Harris, Benjamin J. Karas, Kavitha Radhakrishnan, Rolf A. Ebeling, Robert H. Liao, Aaron W. Cardwell, Michael J. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20120110507
    Abstract: Context menus are described. In one or more implementations, an option is displayed in a user interface by a computing device, the option selectable to cause a representation of an object to be added to a context menu. In response to selection of the option, the context menu is configured by the computing device to include the representation of the object such that the representation of the object is selectable to launch the object by the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Earl Washington, Lyon Wong, Aryeh N. Polsky, Tira L. Cohene, David Burg, Brendan M. Dohm, Jason A. Christensen, Adam C. Lusch
  • Publication number: 20110246525
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope thereof. Upon launching the library, representations of the scoped items are surfaced at a UI display. When the user-initiated operation is applied at one of the surfaced representations, properties of each of the scoped items are automatically manipulated. A library-configuration state, which reflects how the items are affected upon manipulating the properties thereof, may be updated upon implementing the manipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: LINDSEY R. NOLL, Steve Seixeiro, Ramkumar Ramasubramanian, Relja B. Ivanovic, Jerry K. Koh, Gurjot S. Brar, Anshul Rawat, Lyon Wong
  • Patent number: 7987202
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope thereof. Upon launching the library, representations of the scoped items are surfaced at a UI display. When the user-initiated operation is applied at one of the surfaced representations, properties of each of the scoped items are automatically manipulated. A library-configuration state, which reflects how the items are affected upon manipulating the properties thereof, may be updated upon implementing the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lindsey R. Noll, Steve Seixeiro, Ramkumar Ramasubramanian, Relja B. Ivanovic, Jerry K. Koh, Gurjot S. Brar, Anshul Rawat, Lyon Wong
  • Publication number: 20090327221
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope thereof. Upon launching the library, representations of the scoped items are surfaced at a UI display. When the user-initiated operation is applied at one of the surfaced representations, properties of each of the scoped items are automatically manipulated. A library-configuration state, which reflects how the items are affected upon manipulating the properties thereof, may be updated upon implementing the manipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: LINDSEY R. NOLL, STEVE SEIXEIRO, RAMKUMAR RAMASUBRAMANIAN, RELJA B. IVANOVIC, JERRY K. KOH, GURJOT S. BRAR, ANSHUL RAWAT, LYON WONG
  • Publication number: 20090228471
    Abstract: Methods, and computer-readable media for presenting search results in a folder hierarchy are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include providing a navigation portion in which data sources to be searched are selected, and an input portion into which search criteria may be submitted. Items within the selected data sources that match the search criteria are identified and presented as a folder hierarchy. The folder hierarchy may only include items that satisfy the search criteria, but otherwise is consistent with the native folder hierarchy in which the items normally reside. In one embodiment, the initial presentation of the search results includes only top-level folders that contain, at some level, items that satisfy the search criteria. The items can be located by drilling down from the top-level folders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVID DAWSON, PAUL GUSMORINO, CHRIS GUZAK, KEN TUBBS, TYLER BEAM, LYON WONG
  • Publication number: 20060259449
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer method and system for querying or searching for at least one data file corresponding to a query definition. A first query is received which may provide a query definition that may be used as a scope of search for a second query. Modifications of the scope of search based on modification of the first query may be automatically reflected in the scope of search for the second query. The scope of search for the second query may further be a combination of a plurality of scopes based on a plurality of user-defined queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Betz, David De Vorchik, Lyon Wong, Timothy McKee
  • Publication number: 20060242122
    Abstract: Computer system navigation tools provide “links” to various different files, lists, folders, and/or other storage elements and allow users to organize files, e.g., by hierarchical properties, lists, auto lists, folders, and the like. Such systems and methods allow users to assign properties to a file (optionally in a hierarchical manner), to change assigned properties, to search, view, and retrieve information based on the assigned properties, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David DeVorchik, Lyon Wong, Patrice Miner, Timothy McKee